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COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • To enable students to understand themselves, society and the world at large, maintain a healthy personal development and contribute to the well-being of the family, the local community, the nation and the world as confident, informed and responsible persons.
  • To help students develop their independent and life-long learning skills such as critical thinking, creativity, problem-solving skills, communication skills and information skills.
  • To form a guideline for teachers to design appropriate teaching, learning and assessment activities to achieve the learning outcome.

 

YEARLY DEPARTMENTAL MAJOR CONCERNS:

Departmental Major Concern 1: To further enhance our students’ awareness towards current issues

 

  • To organize regular class-based and whole school news elections
  • To organize regular class-based and inter-house current affairs quiz competitions
  • To organize various activities to raise students’ awareness towards current affairs in Dept Afternoon such as student forum, news commentary presentation competition, etc
  • To organize news commentary writing competitions such as news commentary writing competition organized by Hok Yau Club, comic commentary competition organized by RTHK, LS essay writing competition organized by the Standard / SCMP
  • To organize theme-based current affairs discussion and voting over some controversial issues
  • To require IH and LS teachers to organize weekly news presentations / sharing with students
  • To organize subject-based news sharing / presentations during MMA and FMA
  • To provide subject-based monthly enrichment corner with current issues

 

Departmental Major Concern 2: To enhance teaching and learning strategies within our Department

  • To arrange open classrooms / lesson studies for each form/subject focusing on teaching skills especially organizing group discussions / presentations with the use of min-white boards
  • To further fine-tune curriculum so as to enhance teaching and learning in different subjects / forms
  • To require each member to design at least one flipped lesson for their own subjects
  • To require each member to attend at least two professional seminars / workshops to enhance their teaching strategies
  • To encourage members to apply for HKDSE markers
  • To arrange sharing sessions within the subject panel especially in assessment

 

CURRICULUM

Integrated Humanities (S1-S2)

 

Course Objectives

After studying the IH curriculum, students should be able to

  • broaden their knowledge base with the connection among the disciplines in PSHE;
  • understand more about themselves, their society, their nation, and the world at large;
  • develop multiple perspectives on controversial issues; develop generic skills so that they can construct knowledge in order to cope with changing personal and social circumstances; and
  • develop different thinking and learning strategies appropriate to the study of humanities and social science subjects.

 

Secondary 1

Theme: Hong Kong and I 

  

Topic Content
Learning skills in LS
  • 6-W questions
  • Identifying facts and opinions
  • Constructing argument
  • Identifying causes and impacts
  • Making suggestions
  • Drawing mind-map
  • Making summary / Note-taking
Geographical Setting of Hong Kong
  • Geographical setting of HK
  • Relief of HK
Identity, rights and duties as a HK residents
  • The multiplicity of identities of Hong Kong Residents
  • Rights and duties as a HK residents
Quality of Life in HK
  • Key question: Is HK an ideal city to live?
  1. What is the meaning of quality of life?
  2. Political aspect: the handover of HK , political structure of the HKSAR government, Legislative Council and District Councils
  3. Environmental and cultural aspects: urban problems
  4. Economic aspect: disparity between rich and poor
  5. Social aspect: healthcare and education system
IT and Project skills  
  • Interview skills
  • Field study (observation) skills
  • Information collection
  • Oral presentation
  • Basic IT presentation skills such as PowerPoint
  • Using iClass system

 

 Secondary 2

 Theme: Modern China and Globalization

Topic

Content

Learning skills in LS

  • Interpretation of comics / data
  • Classification of different aspects
  • Stances of stakeholders
  • Justification of stances
  • Making summary / Note-taking

Political systems in China, Relief and Population in China

  • Understanding of the internal and foreign affairs of the People’s Republic of China (PRC)
  • Establishment of the government of the PRC
  • Political system of the PRC
  • The physical environment of China – relief
  • Climate – factors affecting the climate in China, the physical and natural zones in China
  • Environmental problems in China
  • To learn the calculation of population density
  • To understand the population growth pattern and factors in China
  • The population distribution pattern of China
  • To understand the measures of tackling the population problems in China

Globalization

  • Meaning of globalization
  • Economic, political and cultural aspects of globalization
  • How science and technology are changing people’s interactions and relationships throughout the world
  • Advantages and disadvantages of globalization
  • Ways that people of different cultures interact in the global system and how such international conflicts and threats to peace
  • The work of some world organization, e.g. WTO
  • Opportunities and challenges created by globalization for HK and China

IT and Project skills

  • Setting a topic
  • Setting questionnaires / conducting interviews
  • Data analysis
  • IT presentations skills

 

Liberal Studies (S4-S6)

Course Objectives

Liberal Studies provides opportunities for students to explore issues relevant to the human condition in a wide range of contexts. Liberal Studies enables students to understand the contemporary world and its pluralistic nature. It enables students to make connections among different disciplines, examine issues from a variety of perspectives, and construct personal knowledge of immediate relevance to themselves in today's world.

Areas of Study

Independent Enquiry Study (IES)

A. Self & Personal Development

Module 1: Personal Development & Interpersonal

Relationships

Students are required to conduct as IES making use of the knowledge and perspectives gained from the three Areas of Study and extending them to new issues or contexts. To help students develop their IES titles, the following themes are suggested:

  1. Media
  2. Education
  3. Religion
  4. Sports
  5. Art
  6. Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

B. Society & Culture

Module 2: Hong Kong Today

Module 3: Modern China

Module 4: Globalization

C. Science, Technology & the Environment

Module 5: Public Health

Module 6: Energy Technology & the Environment

 

Module 1: Personal Development and Interpersonal Relationships

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. Understanding oneself

What challenges and opportunities does a person have during adolescence?

2. Interpersonal relationships

What interpersonal factors facilitate adolescents to reflect upon and prepare for the transition to adulthood?

 

Module 2: Hong Kong Today

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. Quality of Life

Which directions might be chosen in maintaining and improving Hong Kong residents?quality of life?

2. Rule of law and socio-political participation

How do Hong Kong residents participate in political and social. Affairs and come to grips with rights and responsibilities with respect to the rule of law?

3. Identity

How are the identities of Hong Kong residents developed?

 

Module 3: Modern China

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. China's reform and opening-up

What impact has reform and opening-up had on the overall development of the country and on people's life?

2. Chinese culture and modern life

With respect to the evolution of concepts of the family, what kind of relationship between traditional culture and modern life has been manifested? To what extent are traditional customs compatible with modern Chinese society?

 

Module 4: Globalization

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. Impact of globalization

Why do people from different parts of the world react differently to the opportunities and challenges brought by globalization?

 

Module 5: Public Health

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. Understanding of public health

How is people understanding of disease and public health affected by different factors?

2. Science, technology and public health

To what extent does science and technology enhance the development of public health?

 

Module 6: Energy Technology and the Environment

Themes

Key Questions for Enquiry

1. The influences of energy technology

How do energy technology and environmental problems relate to each other?

2. The environment and sustainable development

Why has sustainable development become an important contemporary issue? What is the relationship between its occurrence and the development of science and technology?

 

Economics (S3-S6)

Course Objectives

  • To obtain a thorough understanding of general economic principals and concepts and their application to real world situations.
  • To understand and interpret economic information presented in different forms.
  • To acquire some basic tools and skills in economic analysis.
  • To understand the economic system of Hong Kong. 

 

Secondary 3 

Topic

Content

Introduction of Economics

  • What is Economics?

Basic concepts in Economics

  • Scarcity, Choices and Opportunity Costs
  • Free Goods and Economics Goods
  • Specialization

International Trade

  • Absolute Advantages and Comparative Advantages

Demand and Supply

  • Relationship between Demand, Price and Quantity Transacted
  • Factors affecting Demand
  • Relationship between Supply, Price and Quantity Transacted
  • Factors affecting Supply

Money and Banking

  • Barter Trade and its problems
  • Meaning of Money
  • Good Forms of Money
  • Functions of Money
  • Banking System in HK

 

 

Secondary 4

Topic

Time to be spent

Chp 1: Basic economic concepts

Chp 2: The three basic economic problems

6 weeks

Chp 3: Ownership of firms

Chp 4: Production and division of labour

Chp 5: Factors of production

Chp 6: Production in the short run and long run

8 weeks

Chp 7: The objective and expansion of firms

Chp 8: Determination of market price

Chp 9: Change in Market prices

6 weeks

Chp 10: Price elasticity of demand and supply

Chp 11: Market intervention

Chp 12: Market Structure

10 weeks

Total:

30 weeks

 

Secondary 5

Topic

Time to be spent

Chp 13: Efficiency, Equity and the role of Government (1)

4 weeks

Chp 14: Efficiency, Equity and the role of Government (2)

4 weeks

Chp 15: Measurement of economic performance (I)

Chp 16: Measurement of economic performance (II)

5 weeks

Chp 19: Money and banking

Chp 20: Money supply and money demand

Chp 21: Business cycle, Changes in the general price level and unemployment

8 weeks

Chp 17: Aggregate demand and aggregate supply

Chp 18: Determination of output and price

Chp 22: Fiscal policy and monetary policy

10 weeks

Total:

31 weeks

 

Secondary 6

Topic

Time to be spent

Chp 23: Absolute and comparative advantage

3 weeks

Chp 24: Trade barrier

3 weeks

Chp 25: Exchange rate and balance of payments

2 weeks

Chp 28: Extension of trade theory

2 weeks

Chp 29: Economic growth and development

2 weeks

Total:

12 weeks

 

Business, Accounting and Financial Studies (S3-S6)

Course Objectives

  1. Through the study of the BAFS curriculum, students will be able to develop knowledge and understanding of:
  • the intertwined relationships of different business areas;
  • the dynamic environment in which businesses operate, where changes influence planning and decision-making;
  • the importance of accounting in managing a business;
  • the functions of management in formulating effective strategies for businesses; and
  • the importance of managing personal finance.
  1. Students are expected to develop generic skills, in particular, the ability to:
  • use information technology to locate, select and organize relevant business information for decision-making;
  • investigate, analyze and evaluate business issues from a variety of perspectives;
  • communicate business information and issues effectively; and
  • work in a team situation and assume a leadership role.
  1. Students are expected to develop positive values and attitudes so that they may:
  • be informed, active and responsible participants in the business world;
  • be critically aware of the importance of socially responsible and ethical business behaviour; and
  • behave responsibly in controlling their personal finances.

 

Secondary 3

Topic

Content

Business Environment and Introduction to Management

  • Hong Kong’s Business Environment
  • Forms of Business Ownership
  • Key Business Functions

Introducing to Accounting

  • Overview of Accounting
  • Accounting Equation
  • Double Entry System / Effects of Transaction
  • Income Statement
  • Basic Ratio Analysis

Basics of Personal Financial Management

  • Time Value of Money
  • Consumer Credit
  • Various Types of Investments

 

 Secondary 4

Compulsory Part (Paper 1)

Business Environment

Hong Kong Business Environment Forms of Business Ownership Business Ethics and Social Responsibilities

Introduction to Management

Management Functions Effective Management Key Business Functions Entrepreneurship and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Management Business Communication

Introduction to Accounting

Purposes and the Changing Role of Accounting Uses of Financial Statements Accounting Principles and Conventions The Accounting Cycle Basic Ratio Analysis

Basics of Personal Financial Management

Fundamentals of Financial Management Personal Financial Management

 

Secondary 5-6

Elective Part

Accounting Module (Paper 2A)

Financial Accounting

Adjustments for the preparation of financial statements Financial reporting for different forms of business ownership Control Systems Generally Accepted Accounting Principles Financial Analysis Incomplete Records IT Applications in Accounting Ethical Issues in Accounting

Cost Accounting

Cost classification, concepts and terminology Job Costing Marginal and Absorption Costing Cost Accounting for decision-making

OR

Business Management Module (Paper 2B)

Financial Management

Financial Analysis Budgeting Sources of Financing Capital Investment Appraisal Working Capital Management Risk Management

Human Resources Management

Functions of Human Resources Management Development of a Quality Workforce

Marketing Management

Role of Marketing Marketing Research Customer Behaviour Marketing Strategies for Goods and Services Consumerism

 

Geography (S3-S6)

Course Objectives

Geographical education at S.3 level aims at enabling our students to develop basic geographical literacy and competency. Apart from helping students to acquire the essential geographical concepts, knowledge and skills for senior secondary education, the subject also equip students with fundamental knowledge and skills to tackle problems and challenges in their daily life. The design of the S.3 Geography curriculum has to strike a delicate balance between the need to stimulate students’ interest in geography and arouse their curiosity about our physical and human worlds on one hand, and the requisite to introduce the basic disciplinary essence of the subject on the other.

 

For S.4 to S.6 Geography, the curriculum comprises a compulsory part and an elective part. The compulsory part comprises seven geographical issues and problems that have strong relevance for Hong Kong students and are expected to be of considerable public concern for a reasonable period of time. They are structured around three major themes, namely ‘Living with our physical environment’, ‘Facing changes in the human environment’, and ‘Confronting global challenges’.

 

Secondary 3

 

Topic

Content

Introduction of Geography

·         What is Geography?

Term 1

Living with natural hazards – Are we better equipped than the others?

·         Introduction of natural hazards

·         Global distribution of the major natural hazards

·         The relief of Hong Kong

·         Factors affecting slope stability

·         The causes of landslides in Hong Kong

·         Effects of landslides in Hong Kong

·         Ways to prepare for and respond to landslides in Hong Kong

·         The climate of South China

·         Extreme weather conditions in summer

·         Favourable conditions for the

·         formation of typhoons and its related weather conditions

·         Impact of typhoons on Hong Kong

·         Ways to prepare for and respond to typhoons

·         The structure of the earth

·         Global distribution of earthquakes and its relationship with plate boundaries

·         Causes of earthquakes

·         Direct and indirect effects of earthquakes

·         Ways people prepare for and respond to earthquakes

·         Comparison of the impact of natural hazards and the respective preventive

          and remedial measures adopted by MDCs and LDCs

·         Reasons for people choosing to stay in hazard-prone areas

Term 2

Changing climate, changing environments

·         Characteristics of the climate of Hong Kong and South China

·         General temperature and precipitation patterns of the world

·         The changing climate of the world:

·         The mechanism of the greenhouse effect

·         Major greenhouse gases and the causes of the increase in the amount of

          greenhouse gases

·         Harmful effects of climate change

·         Possible benefits of climate change

·         The changing climate of Hong Kong:

·         Solutions to climate change

Secondary 4-6

  1. Geographical skills
  2. 2. Living with our physical environment (Book 1)
  • Opportunities and Risks – is it rational to live in hazard-prone areas?
  • Managing Rivers and Coastal Environments: A continuing challenge
  1. Facing changes in the human environment (Book 2)
  • Changing Industrial Location – How and why does it change over space and time?
  • Building a Sustainable City – Are environmental conservation and urban development mutually exclusive?
  1. Confronting global challenges (Book 3)
  • Combating Famine – Is technology a panacea (萬能藥) for food shortage?
  • Disappearing Green Canopy – Who should pay for the massive deforestation in rainforest regions?
  • Global Warming – Is it fact or fiction (虛構)?

 

The elective parts serve as an extension to the compulsory of the curriculum. The electives are as follows:

5. Dynamic Earth: the building of Hong Kong 

6. A regional study of the Zhujiang Delta

 

ASSESSMENT

Two major modes of assessment, continuous assessment and end of term examinations, are used to measure student performance. Continuous assessment includes uniform tests, quizzes and dictations, major assignments, note-taking and projects, etc.

 

 

 YEARLY FUNCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES

 1.Book Fair

Self Photos / Files - 1

 

2.Drama about sustainable development

Self Photos / Files - 2


3.Economics presentations for S3 students

Self Photos / Files - 3

 

4.Fair Trade sales

Self Photos / Files - 4

 

5.Field trip to Sharp Island

Self Photos / Files - 5


6.Inter-House Current Affairs Quiz Competition

Self Photos / Files - 6


7.Monthly Challenge Corner

Self Photos / Files - 7


8.Open Days

Self Photos / Files - 8


9.Oxfam workshop about elderly poverty in HK

Self Photos / Files - 9


10.S1 Hunger Banquet

Self Photos / Files - 10


11.S1 LegCo forum

Self Photos / Files - 11


12.S2 Inter-Class current affairs and Basic Law quiz competition

Self Photos / Files - 12


13.S2 Squatter Hut visits

Self Photos / Files - 13


14.S3 Trade Fair

Self Photos / Files - 14


15.S5 LS activity about modern China

Self Photos / Files - 15


16.S5 LS student forum (Chi)

Self Photos / Files - 16


17.S5 LS student forum (Eng)

Self Photos / Files - 17


18.Talk about urban planning

Self Photos / Files - 18


19.Visit to Fair Trade Centre

Self Photos / Files - 19


20.World Tour 360

Self Photos / Files - 20


21.S4 Geography field trip

Self Photos / Files - 21_1

Self Photos / Files - 21_2

 

22.S4 Visit to Sewage treatment plant in Stanley

Self Photos / Files - 22


23.Mobile Exhibition Vehicle from the Planning Department

Self Photos / Files - 23_1

Self Photos / Files - 23_2

 

24.S5 Field trip to Mui Wo

Self Photos / Files - 24


25.Workshop conducted by the Exchange student from University of Maine at Farmington

Self Photos / Files - 25_1

 Self Photos / Files - 25_2

 

 

Department Members

Teacher

Subject & Level

Other Responsibilities

Mr Luke Wong

S2IH, S3&6 Econ, S6 LS

Head of Liberal Studies and Economics

Ms Jenny Sit

S6 BAFS (Acct)

Head of Business and Financial Subjects

Ms Jothy Liu

S5&6 LS

IES Coordinator

Ms Karen Chan

S5&6 BAFS (Acct)

 

Ms Margaret Chan

S5&6 LS

 

Mr Chan Tak

S3,5&6 Econ

 

Mr Derek Chow

S3&4 BAFS (Acct), S1 IH

 

Ms Elaine Chu

S2 IH

 

Ms Kellie Lam

S3,4,5&6 Geog

 

Mr John Ching

S4,5&6 LS

 

Ms Mandy Man

S4&5 LS, S3 Geog

 

Ms Irene Ng

S2 IH

 

Ms Juno Tang

S3&4 Econ, S2 IH

 

Mr Martin Wong

S3,4,5&6 BAFS (BM)

 

Mr Eric Yau

S1 IH

 

Ms Sue Yu

S4 LS, S1&2 IH

 

Mr Anders Lam

IH&LS Remedial Classes / IH Tutorial Room

Associate Teacher